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The cost of discipleship

Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Publisher: New York : Touchstone, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Touchstone editionView all editions and formats
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What can the call to discipleship, the adherence to the word of Jesus, mean today to the businessman, the soldier, the laborer, or the aristocrat? What did Jesus mean to say to us? What is his will for us today? Drawing on the Sermon on the Mount, Dietrich Bonhoeffer answers these timeless questions by providing a seminal reading of the dichotomy between "cheap grace" and "costly grace."
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
ISBN: 0684815001 9780684815008
OCLC Number: 32626433
Notes: Previously published: New York : Macmillan, 1959.
Includes indexes.
Description: 316 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Part I: Grace and discipleship --
Costly grace --
The call to discipleship --
Single-minded obedience --
Discipleship and the cross --
Discipleship and the individual --
Part II: The sermon on the Mount --
Matthew 5 : of the "extraordinariness" of the Christian life --
The beatitudes --
The visible community --
The righteousness of Christ --The brother --
Woman --
Truthfulness --
Revenge --
The enemy, the "extraordinary" --
Matthew 6 : of the hidden character of the Christian life --The hidden righteousness --
The hiddenness of prayer --
The hiddenness of the devout life --The simplicity of the carefree life --
Matthew 7 : the separation of the disciple community --
The disciple and unbelievers --The great divide --
The conclusion --
Part III: The messengers --
The harvest --
The apostles --
The work --
The suffering of the messengers --
The decision --
The fruit --
Part IV: The Church of Jesus Christ and the life of discipleship --
Preliminary questions --Baptism --The body of Christ --
The visible community --The saints --
The image of Christ.
Other Titles: Nachfolge.
The cost of discipleship /
Responsibility: Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Local System Bib Number:
152329

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What can the call to discipleship, the adherence to the word of Jesus, mean today to the businessman, the soldier, the laborer, or the aristocrat? What did Jesus mean to say to us? What is his will for us today? Drawing on the Sermon on the Mount, Dietrich Bonhoeffer answers these timeless questions by providing a seminal reading of the dichotomy between "cheap grace" and "costly grace."
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